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Jini's Ethnic Gourmet Cooking Classes & Parties Only in beautiful British Columbia!
It is all about HEALTHY and DELICIOUS foods that you would love to eat! This program is especially designed for busy people who are not crazy about cooking, but yet want to improve their diet and health, one bite at a time!
You will learn key nutrition principles: how to select the right type of foods for your individual needs. It is not about giving up your favourites, but more so on adding a delicious variety of super-healthy foods to give you more energy, vitality and even shed some extra pounds! You will definitely learn to eat better and save money, by planning your meals and doing some food prep at home.
We will discuss/demonstrate
Sound Nutrition: proteins, good carbs and good fats you should eat.
How to add 5-8 servings of fruits & vegetables easily to your diet.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and good –for-you desserts!
Make blender drinks: smoothies, soups that are a snap to make!
Menu planning & shopping hints
Suggestions/alternatives for food preferences and intolerances
Jini Aroon is passionate about helping people improve their diets through healthy choices. She has broad nutrition knowledge and experience in food preparation, teaching cooking classes for over 20 years in various ethnic cuisines such as Indian, Ayurvedic, Mediterranean, Mexican, Thai and Sri Lankan.
Cooking is not just about the food – it is about spending quality time together preparing and sharing meals you both enjoy! Make a cooking date with your partner and learn how to:
Make smart food choices
shop smart and save money
Pre-plan meals for the week
share work with your partner
You will learn to make a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
Course duration: 3 hours Course length: 3 weeks
Theme Cooking Parties for Couples or Singles
Who said cooking is boring?
Dive into a wonderful world of culinary wonders with spices and herbs as you learn to indulge your senses and taste buds for a true culinary experience! Inhale the exotic aroma of spices such as cumin, coriander, cinnamon, lemon grass, ginger, garlic and much more as we explore the unique flavours of Caribbean, Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern and Thai cuisines.
Pick your favourite cuisine, and invite 6 or more friends to share the fun in this non-stop cooking party!
Survival Cooking- for Busy Parents & Teens!
Gather up your family for a great bonding experience! Roll up your sleeves and learn to prepare 3-minute breakfasts, portable lunches and quick dinners - all filling, nourishing and finger-licking good!
This practical, hands-on course will teach both parents and teens:
Money-saving tricks to shopping
Easy meal planning- with a little prep work on the weekend
Basic food safety and storage
Easy recipes and shortcuts for quick and easy one dish meals like omelettes, fajitas, garlic prawns, pastas, grilled chicken salad, Greek salad, hummus & pita and much more...
Upon completion you will earn you a "Survival Cooking" certificate!
Each of the above 3-hour courses cost $60.00 per person per session, and includes all ingredients used.
Minimum per class: 6
To register for the above course offerngs or find more information, please call the Delta school Board at 604-940-5550.
Plan your own cooking party in your home with a group of 6 or more friends, based on your favourite Ethnic theme.
Choose from Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Sri Lankan, Thai or Tappas and wine.
You and your guests will have loads of fun either participating in cooking or just mingling with friends.
Everyone is guaranteed a sumptuous meal at the end!
These are all private classes offered at Jini's Kitchen studio in Delta, or conducted as Private cooking classes in Client's own home.
Learning about Indian spices is the heart of Indian cooking. Blending spices is a science as well as an art that was used for over 5000 years in ancient Indian Ayurvedic Healing practices. This course attempts to demonstrate contrasting cooking styles and dishes from the Southern and Northern regions of India, and introduce the spices and ingredients used, as well as where to find them. Each sumptuous meal will be followed by a sweet dish and a cup of aromatic chai tea!
Madras style South Indian cuisine is well known for its simplicity in direct contrast to the rich and heavy spices used in Northern Indian cooking. A typical Thali (combination platter) consists of a light lentil crepe (Dosa) with a potato filling, served with sambar (lentil soup with vegetables), spicy coconut chutney, and basmati rice.
North Indian style The popular request in this class is for "Butter Chicken" or Tandoori-style oven-roasted chicken, with a curried vegetable, Raita( yogurt sauce), served with chapati & fragrant Basmati rice.
Tappas or Street Food These are the authentic foods of India available on the streets and open markets! They are enjoyed in all regions of India, and popular at any time of the day. Learn to make low-fat versions of these popular crispy pastries (samosas), meat kebobs, spicy chaats, and parathas served with various chutneys.
All meals will be accompanied by a delicious dessert and chai tea or mango lassi.
1 class $75.00,
2 classes $130.00, (or bring a friend to the class for $130)
3 classes - $180.00, (or bring 2 friends to the class)
Duration: 3 hours Location: Your home or at a friend's. Limited to Vancouver BC and vicinity only.